DutchHillbilly (62) - Mattawan, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
1st of all, I just bought this today. The photo reflected must be an older label. it looks nothing like what I am holding. the style is also incorrect. I did send that in. This website list it as a stout. it clearly says ALE right on the label. Even the picture shows ale. But since I am new to this, I am sure I will be corrected if i was mistaken. this has quite a smell of alcohol just sniffing the bottle. Almost like whiskey. Not much of a head. very chocolately taste though. Kind of nutty. Quite a bitter taste though afterwards. Not that it is bad. i actually really liked it. Looks like rootbeer when held to the light. Hang on the your wallet though. $13.50 for a 4 pack! Overall, very tasty.
ajtrupp (302) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very bourbony and very damn good. Thick beer worth sipping. Another good call by Keegan.
furthur (360) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, black beer, almond colored head dissapeared, but decent lace. Aroma molasses, anise, vanilla, bourbon, dried plum. Taste is molasses, vanilla, coffee, cherries, bourbon, cookies. This is a bit sweet, but suprisingly juicy, and a nice anise finish. Palate is rich but not syrupy, carbonation very subdued. This is a great desert beer. Ice cream would not be wrong here.
Randy4Beer (332) - - MAY 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jet black, with cherry red edges. Bubbly mocha head. Iím going to skip the usual aromas and tastes claptrap, and say this is chocolate colliding with bourbon....nay, embracing it, caressing it and merging into a sum greater than the whole. I fear I am underrating this outstanding gem.
TXBadger (1790) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque dark brown with khaki colored head. Roasted malt, chocolate, oak, bourbon, and vanilla sweetness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with bourbon and cocoa.
BroadestTom (101) - - MAY 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma chocolate, roasty, wet wood,
Appearance black, minimal head, tan foam,
Taste wet wood, medium sweetness,
Palate medium body, full body,
Overall taste great but didnít get much bourbon. Got more oak and wet wood. Hides the alcohol very well. I would suggest this beer to a friend who likes a stronger tasting beer
Maxbier (650) - Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with thin tan head. Woody vanilla, malty boozy aroma. Flavor is bourbon, vanilla, dry roast malt, cocoa bitter. Slight alcohol burn, finish is hint of oak vanilla and roast malt.
basaywhat (80) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Nice dark pour with beige head. Roasted malt aroma with nice oak balance. Not real heavy on the tongue. Smooth with nice oak undertones.
SteveOrz85 (70) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big bottle into tulip. Served lightly chilled. Off white, thick soft head disipates fairly quickly. Light lacing. Beer is deep black color. Aroma is fairly strong with notes of fruits and honey. Taste is malty and light to medium sweet. Noticable alcohol.Strong notes of oak and vanilla. Some chocolate. Soft, somewhat creamy finish. Full bodied beer. Overall great enjoyable beer. Likely on my list of top 10 barrel aged stouts.
rosskyle (126) - - MAY 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black with minimal white head. Chocolate aroma. Chocolate sweet smokey flavor. Medium body with a bitter finish.
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unclemike (2483) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
. Pitch blackish, with a ruby fringe. Head of thin off-white. Aroma of light honey, port and cherries. Sugary fruit flavor, with obscene amouns of vanilla sugar, gentle candied bourbon and molasses. The barrel just leaks tremendous amounts of flavor. Fantastic. Delectable. Creamy sugary sweetness. Cool, lucious silkyness that I look for and love in various barrel aged beers. Itís almost condensed to the point of syrup